WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The new webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists to present new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19 for global development efforts and the economic and social impacts for the Global South.
Register to join the webinar live for your chance to ask questions and engage in the discussion! See the current list and registration links for the upcoming webinars.Read more
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 15-16 October 2020 | Helsinki, Finland
UNU-WIDER in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming economies. Featuring presentations from leading scholars including Richard Baldwin, Seema Jayachandran, Ravi Kanbur, Naila Kabeer and UN ASG Elliott Harris, this WIDER Development Conference provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research and its policy take-aways on the challenges for productive job creation in many different country contexts, across all developing regions.Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others working on development topics.Read more
38 past and upcoming events
ConferenceHuman capital and growth
ConferenceXXXVIII MIT Global Change Forum: Environmental Change and Economic Development in Africa
The Forum is held in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, MIT Joint Program, Republic of South Africa, National Treasury, Environmental Affairs, and National Planning Commission.
ConferenceMapping the Future of Development Economics
ConferenceTIPS Annual Forum 2015 - Regional Industrialization and Integration
ConferenceInequality - Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies
ConferenceUNU-WIDER International Development Conference in collaboration with the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM): Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion, and Sustainability
Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and environmental sustainability are core 21st century development challenges in both low- and middle-income countries. Every country has its own institutional history with an evolving balance between the...
ConferenceGlobal Development Network 15th Annual Development Conference: Structural Transformation in Africa and Beyond
UNU-WIDER Special Session: Thursday 19 June, 2014, 16:00-17:30 Lessons from UNU-WIDER research: Research and Communication on Foreign Aid ; Development Under Climate Change ; and Learning to Compete
ConferenceNordic Conference on Development Economics 2014
Organizers Pertti Haaparanta - Aalto University Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER Jukka Pirttilä - UNU-WIDER Aalto University School of Business and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the next Nordic...
ConferenceUNU-WIDER Information booth at the Development Studies Association 2013 Annual Conference
UNU-WIDER organized an information booth at the Development Studies Association 2013 Annual Conference in Birmingham, UK.
ConferenceInclusive Growth in Africa: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences
Rapid and sustained poverty reduction requires ‘inclusive growth’ that allows people to contribute to and benefit from the development process. Africa’s economic performance has improved considerably since the 1980s and early 1990s...
ConferenceL2C – Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa
The first of the two 2013 UNU-WIDER Development Conferences will be held on 24‑25 June in Helsinki, Finland. The conference titled ‘L2C – Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa’ builds on the research from...
ConferenceConference session in The Future of Growth – Economic Values and the Media
' The Future of Growth – Economic Values and the Media ' is the issue of the sixth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from 17-19 June 2013 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB)...
ConferenceClimate Change and Development Policy
Climate change poses a major challenge for developing countries. Despite growing evidence to support low-carbon and climate-resilient strategies, many countries have yet to mainstream climate change within their national development plans. Bridging...
ConferenceNordic conference on Inclusive growth – opportunities for Mozambique: Sharing Nordic experiences
The Director of UNU-WIDER, Finn Tarp participated in the conference on 'Inclusive Growth – Opportunities for Mozambique: Sharing Nordic Experiences'...
ConferenceHelsinki process conference
For more information: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. http://formin.finland.fi/Public/default.aspx?nodeid=15589&contentlan=2&culture=en-US
ConferenceImpacts of Climate Change on Agriculture
Announcement of International Conference: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture. (484.02 kilobytes) Climatic constraints play a predominant role in the performance of national agricultures and their capacity to support economic growth and assure...